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NOUN (1)

1. a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake');
[syn: dead metaphor, frozen metaphor]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

frozen metaphor n 1: a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake') [syn: dead metaphor, frozen metaphor]